Excerpt: Il nuovo film di Noah Baumbach, regista e sceneggiatore indie sensibile e minimalista, dichiara subito le sue intenzioni: Frances Ha è un ritratto di donna, completamente dedicato alla sua protagonista, la straordinaria Greta Gerwig.
Excerpt: This portrait of New York post-graduate ennui is sometimes warm, sometimes funny, and sometimes acidic, but it’s also surprisingly daring—because it makes the rather unorthodox suggestion that finding a nice fella is not the all-purpose solution to a young woman’s problems.
Excerpt: …like an early Andrew Bujalski movie with more articulate characters or Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ without the ick factor. Gerwig has never been better, at ease wearing Frances’ awkward, socially challenged charm.
Excerpt: It’s also nostalgic, not for a distant past, but for the present, and the ever shrinking window of time in which it is possible to defer adulthood in the hope that you’ll make it and never have to really grow up. What gives the film poignancy beneath the comedy is the tension between Frances’ aimlessness, her inability to imagine a life plan that doesn’t involve dancing, with the very pressing reality that she might not be good enough to make her passion into a career.